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Hospital Pharmacy: Associations and Societies
Hospital pharmacy is the health care service, which comprises the art, practice, and profession of choosing, preparing, storing, compounding, and dispensing medicines and medical devices, advising healthcare professionals and patients on their safe, effec
The European Association of Hospital Pharmacists is an association of national organisations representing hospital pharmacists at European and international levels.At a scientific congress in Strasbourg a number of hospital pharmacists from different European countries decided that they should establish a new European association to represent their common interests.
Thus in 1969, the seeds of EAHP were sown. On 6 March 1972, the representatives of six European countries signed the first Statutes of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, in The Hague, The Netherlands. The first President of EAHP was Marcel Lebas from France.
The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) is the national professional organisation for over 3,000 pharmacists, pharmacists in training, pharmacy technicians and associates working across Australia’s health system. SHPA is the only professional pharmacy organisation with a strong base of members practising in public and private hospitals and other health services.
Pharmacy is typically described as the science or practice of the preparation and dispensing of medicinal drugs. You might think that pharmacists simply dispense medicine, however, they do a great deal more. Pharmacists are highly trained medical professionals, qualified to give advice on health issues & medicinesIt's likely you'll have visited a pharmacy in the past month
and you're not the only one! In England alone, 1.6 million people visit a pharmacy each day and, an average person will visit a pharmacy 14 times over the course of a year.
and ensure the safe supply and use of medicines by the public. There are also many sectors of pharmacy, while the community pharmacist is a familiar sight, there are pharmacists that work as pharmaceutical scientists, for example, developing drugs & manufacturing processes.
The Society exists for and is composed of its members. Membership activity is concentrated at the Branch level with the members' line of communication to the national organization operating through the Branch on major policy matters. Individual members may contact the national office at any time with regard to individual member issues.